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Campus Candid

A 36-member Canisius team, including pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry, and pre-pharmacy students, alumni and staff volunteered at a remote area medical pop-up clinic in Ashtabula, OH from April 20-22. The team volunteered a total of nearly 1,200 hours over three days helping to serve 948 patients in medical, dental and vision care. If you added the total value of their services, it would be $481,726.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, PhD, director, George E. Schreiner ᾿43 Pre-Medical Center


Canisius in the News

WBFO reporter Mike Desmond did a story on the Education Trust-New York town hall forum on educational diversity co-hosted by the Canisius College Center for Urban Education last week.

Click here to listen to the story.


Submitted by: College Communications



Canisius Names Kimberly Beaty Director of Public Safety

I am pleased to announce that Kimberly L. Beaty is the college’s new director of public safety.  She replaces Public Safety Director Wil Johnson who will retire in May after serving Canisius with distinction for 3 years.

Beaty has served as deputy police commissioner of Operations and Homeland Security for the Buffalo Police Department (BPD). She has served in law enforcement within the BPD for 31 years.

Prior to her role as deputy commissioner, Beaty served as chief of the city’s “E” District, which encompasses the diversely populated Bailey/Kensington neighborhoods, the University at Buffalo, Canisius College, and several medical facilities, schools and business districts. She assisted communities in addressing crime and disorder problems by focusing on neighborhood initiative-based projects.

She works as a facilitator for the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Academy, focusing on the topic of Law Enforcement and Diversity Training, and has worked with United Neighborhoods and the University at Buffalo on the “Strategies to Reduce Racial Profiling: Buffalo New York Police Study Circles,” a project funded by the Department of Justice COPS Office.

Training several law enforcement agencies throughout New York State, Deputy Commissioner Beaty worked closely with staff at the Erie County Law Enforcement Academy and has served as a consultant in their efforts to promote problem solving strategies in community policing and efforts to reduce racial profiling and biased policing. As a training officer she worked at the Buffalo Police Training Academy for nine years.

“Kim’s experience as chief of “E” district and her expertise in community policing and diversity training, make her uniquely qualified to head the college’s Department of Public Safety and support the mission of the college,” said Terri L. Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs and Title IX coordinator.  “I am confident that with her leadership, Canisius will maintain our relationship with our Hamlin Park neighbors and build new relationships within the communities on the East Side of Buffalo.

As director of public safety at Canisius, Beaty will be responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for all Canisius students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.  Aside from enforcing federal, state and local laws, as well as Canisius’ rules and regulations, Beaty will work to ensure that the Public Safety Department plays a critical role in the college’s emergency preparedness and response, and organizes safety trainings for the entire campus.

Beaty is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for her efforts in community policing, diversity and problem-solving. She is a member of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, New York State Women in Law Enforcement, the Afro-American Police Association of Buffalo, NY, Inc., National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers and the Erie County Law Enforcement Foundation. She also serves on the Erie County Law Enforcement Board of Directors and the NYS Office of Emergency and interoperable Communication Board.

Beaty earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Canisius College in 1986.

She will retire from the Buffalo Police Department in June.

Submitted by: Terri L. Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs and Title IX coordinator

Celebration of Service

Bene merenti Tom Prince! The computer support specialist for ITS receives good wishes from President Hurley during Friday’s Celebration of Service.

Family, friends and colleagues filled the Montante Cultural Center to congratulate the more than 180 members of the college community honored at the Celebration of Service on Friday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m.

The ceremony honored all faculty and staff who have reached five, 10, 15, 20, 25 or more years of service to the college. The event also recognized those who have retired or will be retiring from the college this year. President John Hurley, Terri Mangione, PhD, vice president for student affairs and William Collins, vice president for institutional advancement presented the awards to honorees.

Guests enjoyed a musical interlude by Cantio Sacra and a post-ceremony reception.

In today’s Dome, we are highlighting a few members of our community who have reached significant milestones. Drs. Robert Butler and Robert Davis are the longest tenured faculty members among this year’s retirees. Tom Stabler has served Canisius for 45 years, longer than any other staff member being recognized at this year’s celebration.

Click the link below to see the entire list of honorees.

Robert Butler, PhD, Professor Emeritus of English

52 years of service and retirement

Dr. Robert Butler’s enthusiasm for teaching is just as infectious as it was 52 years ago.

During his tenure, he chaired the English Department, re-invigorated the All-College Honors Program, and most important of all, taught several generations of students, inspiring them with his love of literature and commitment to social justice.

Bob earned an international reputation as a scholar of African American literature, having published dozens of critical essays in distinguished, scholarly journals, and he has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited numerous books. As a young man, he worked as a community organizer and teacher in Mississippi and Alabama, and throughout his life, he demonstrated an unwavering commitment to civil and human rights.

Bob is particularly proud of his resurrection of a “near defunct” All-College Honors Program, which he went on to serve as director for 21 years. He also mentored fellow professors, who admired his passion for the relationship between scholarship and teaching. He holds a special place in his heart for his work teaching inmates at Attica, Collins and Wyoming Correctional Facilities.

Bob is often spotted riding his trusty Schwinn to work every day from the Town of Tonawanda (even in the winter)!

Robert R. Davis, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Accounting

51 years of service and retirement

(L-R) Richard Shick, PhD, professor of economics and finance and Robert Davis, PhD, professor emeritus of accounting. Dr. Shick celebrated 40 years of service to Canisius.

Robert Davis, PhD, leaves a remarkable legacy on the Department of Accounting and Canisius College. He and Canisius have been intimately intertwined for more than a half century. Bob first came to the college as an undergraduate and now he celebrates his retirement and emeritus status.

As professor of accounting, Bob has a unique ability to combine “real-world” experience with his deep understanding of accounting theory and practice. Bob is a dedicated educator who always encourages his students to strive for excellence while maintaining both rigor with fairness in the classroom.

He paved the way for the Accounting Department’s national reputation for excellence. Its graduates are consistently top performers on the New York State CPA exam.

Throughout his tenure at Canisius, Bob has earned the highest level of respect from his colleagues, students, and the Western New York community. He is known on campus as an educator, scholar, colleague and friend.

Thomas Stabler, director, Chemistry Lab

45 years of service

In his 45 years of service to the college, Tom Stabler most treasures his personal relationships with faculty members and students. As director of the chemistry lab for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, he is responsible for ordering chemicals and supplies for the department, maintaining inventory and multiple budgets, and supervising students who prepare the chemicals for the experiments each week in the general and organic chemistry laboratories.

“The fact that I reached this milestone means that I still enjoy coming to work each day!” says Tom. “My co-workers trust me to do my job and do it well.”

He also enjoys the independence his job offers him, as he deals with orders and budgetary issues, and maintains open lines of communication with the department chair.

Tom says one of the biggest changes he experienced since arriving at Canisius is the advancement of technology. “I performed all of my tasks on multi-part paper forms and swore I would never use a computer!” he says. But, Tom rose to the challenge!

In his spare time, Tom enjoys reading and watching movies.

Congratulations to all who celebrated milestones.

In the photo gallery, double click each image to make it appear full size.

Celebration of Service Photo Gallery



Your Canisius softball team continues its 10-game home stand Tuesday afternoon, May 1, when Siena pays a visit to the Demske Sports Complex. First pitch for game one of the doubleheader is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director, External Events